In smaller organizations, network administrators take care of maintaining PCs/laptops, routers, switches, printers, tablets, and smartphones, among others. They monitor the network, update hardware and software, test network for glitches, assess network management software and install and deploy security procedures.
Network administrators need to have sound technical knowledge. They should have ability to work well in a team and must possess good problem-solving skills.
Network administrators must be flexible and be abreast of the latest networking and software programs.
In addition to administering the operation of LAN/WAN-related network services, network administrators have to do the following tasks
Coordinating and implementing network software and hardware upgrades
Troubleshooting and resolving LAN/WAN performance, connectivity and related network problems